Tesla’s electric vehicles to be sold through dealers as part of deal

Tesla Motors Inc. has agreed to sell its vehicles through dealers under a deal with a group of car makers, ending a years-long legal battle with auto makers.

Tesla, the world’s largest maker of electric cars, will sell its cars through independent dealerships and directly through its Web site.

The deal, which is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2020, was reached with the help of auto makers Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co., which bought the maker of the electric Model S in January.

Tesla said Monday it plans to sell the cars through dealers and through its own Web site by the end of 2020.

Ford, GM and Chrysler have all said that they will not participate in the deal.

Tesla and its auto-maker partners have spent years in court trying to sell cars through their own dealers.

In a recent court filing, they argued that the dealerships are the only viable source of supply for its electric vehicles, and they said the dealers would likely not be profitable without them.

Ford Motor Chief Executive Mark Fields, a Republican, has said the car makers would not sell Tesla’s cars through the dealers.

Ford’s chief legal officer, Mark B. Daley, said in an interview last week that Ford would continue to sell Ford vehicles.

GM and Ford have said they would not participate.

Ford said Monday that the agreement will allow Tesla to continue to produce the Model S, which has a price tag of more than $100,000.

Tesla is already selling cars through third-party dealers, and it plans in the coming weeks to launch its own dealer network.

In its filing, Tesla said it would continue selling through its dealers and to customers through its website.

It is also looking at selling directly through the car maker, which will also include an online store.